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Frozen Summer (Remembrance "Mem" Nye #2)
3.68
Frozen Summer continues the story of Remembrance (Mem) Nye and her family. After building a cabin and planting crops Mem is beginning to accept that t...more
Jan 2003
Feb 27, 2008
 
Parade of Shadows
3.16

In 1907 Sixteen-year-old Julia Hamilton convinces her father to let her accompany him on a trip into Turkey, Syria and the surrounding areas. Julia an...more
Feb 2008
Feb 28, 2008
 
Johnny Tremain
3.56
As she recounts the life experiences of twelve-year-old Johnny Tremain, Esther Forbes skillfully conveys the excitement, danger and commitment experie...more
Jan 1997
Feb 28, 2008
 
A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver
3.84
Proud, feisty Eleanor of Aquitaine impatiently waits in heaven to find if her husband, Henry, is going to finally be allowed into heaven. Eleanor and...more
Jan 2001
Feb 28, 2008
 
Bone by Bone by Bone
3.78
Racism, 1950s, Tennessee

This is a beautifully written, heartbreaking book. David Church is nine years old in 1951 and living with his father, grandmot...more
Feb 2008
Feb 23, 2008
 
Montmorency: Thief, Liar, Gentleman? (Montmorency, #1)
3.80
Grades: 5th-8th
AR: 7.4
Susan's Review
Critically injured while running from the police, a subsequently imprisoned thief becomes the project of a surgeon...more
Jan 2006
Mar 20, 2008
 
The Master Puppeteer
3.73
AR: 5.4
Grades: 5-8
This is Susan's Review:

Despised by his mother, and he thinks, a burden to his puppet-maker father, young Jiro becomes an apprentice...more
Jan 2000
Mar 20, 2008
 
Boston Jane: An Adventure
3.99
Boston Jane: An Adventure
Holm, Jennifer (2001)

Grades 6-8

Miss Jane Peck of Philadelphia convinces her father, a doctor, to let her attend Miss Hepplew...more
Jan 2002
Mar 20, 2008
 
The Ever-After Bird
3.86
Ever-After Bird 6th + YA
Rinaldi, Ann

CeCe McGill, recently orphaned, becomes the ward of her uncle, Dr. Alex McGill. She does not know her uncle or his...more
Mar 2008
Mar 11, 2008
 
Wildflower Girl (Children Of the Famine, #2)
4.07
Thirteen-year old Peggy, her sister Eily and brother Michael barely survived the Great Famine in Ireland in the 1840s. They stumbled into the village...more
not set
Feb 28, 2008
 
Waiting for Anya
3.86
Twelve-year-old Jo has lived in Lescun, France all of his life. Every one in this village engages in shepherding, cheese making, tending animals and g...more
Jan 2001
Feb 28, 2008
 
Loving Will Shakespeare
3.46
Carolyn Meyer creates a fictional account of William Shakespeare’s romance with and marriage to Agnes “Anne” Hathaway. Barely any information about An...more
Jan 2008
Feb 28, 2008
 
The Road to Home (Remembrance "Mem" Nye #3)
3.86
This is the final book about Mem Nye and her family. Mem’s dad left Mem in charge of her younger brother, Joshua, and baby Lily while he works in anot...more
Jan 2002
Feb 28, 2008
 
The Land
4.09
As the child of a freed slave and her former owner, Paul-Edward lives in two worlds. Unlike most children of mixed race, he is acknowledged by his whi...more
not set
Sep 04, 2008
 
Cassandra's Sister
3.36
I am a huge Jane Austen fan and have read each of her books several times; surprisingly I have very mixed feelings about this book.

First, I love the i...more
Jan 2008
Feb 21, 2008
 
Ashes of Roses
3.92
Like many families in Ireland, the Nolans risked the terrible voyage to the United States in hopes of a better life. However, when the family arrives,...more
Mar 2002
Feb 23, 2008
 
An Ocean Apart, a World Away
3.61
It’s 1921 and Yanyan’s well-to-do family lives in Nanjing, China. Sixteen-year-old Yanyan, unlike nearly all girls her age, shows little interest in m...more
Jan 2003
Feb 28, 2008
 
A Murder for Her Majesty
4.17
Alice Tuckfield, age 11, hidden in a tree on her father’s estate, watches in horror as a guest kills her father while accompanied by another guest. Al...more
not set
Feb 28, 2008
 
An Island Far from Home (Adventures in Time)
3.96
Joshua Loring desperately wants to join the Union Army to avenge his father’s death in the battle at Fredericksburg. Joshua however is only 12 and an...more
Jan 2004
Feb 28, 2008
 
Saturnalia
3.28
William, a fourteen-year old printer’s apprentice, lives in Boston. In 1675, when he was eight-years old, he was captured in a British raid against th...more
Nov 2007
Feb 28, 2008
 
Jenny of the Tetons
3.81
Fifteen-year-old Carrie Hill finds herself in Fort Hall, Idaho in 1875. Carrie and her family have been traveling by wagon train to Oregon when Indian...more
Jan 2004
Feb 28, 2008
 
Jimmy Crack Corn
4.50
Jimmy Watkins lives with his parents, sister and brother in rural Virginia. It’s 1932 and Jimmy’s father cannot find work. Several men stop by Jimmy’s...more
Jan 2004
Feb 28, 2008
 
Primavera
3.70
Material fortunes and political power waxed and waned during Renaissance; the de Medici family, however, wielded power in Florence for generations. P...more
not set
Sep 05, 2008
 
Journey to Nowhere (Remembrance "Mem" Nye #1)
3.71
Remembrance Nye, nicknamed Mem, leaves her beloved grandmother and her home in Connecticut and travels with her parents and brother to upstate New Yor...more
Jan 2003
Feb 28, 2008
 
The Kite Rider
3.49
Disaster seems to follow twelve-year-old Haoyou. First his father is brutally killed by the conniving of Di Chou. Then Di Chou offers to marry his mot...more
Jan 2005
Feb 28, 2008
 
Li Lun, Lad of Courage
3.57
Li Lun was a Newbery Honor book in 1948. I am fairly certain I read it while in elementary school; I am sure it was considered a classic. It is still...more
Nov 2001
Feb 28, 2008
 
So Far from the Bamboo Grove
3.97
This book evokes strong reactions from all readers. Based upon the life of the author and her relatives, Yoko’s father was a Japanese diplomat assigne...more
not set
Sep 17, 2008
 
The Ramsay Scallop
3.49
This is Susan's review. I included it because I also read this and I want to remember to recommend this.

Grades 6-8
AR 5.6

Fourteen-year-old Elinor, an o...more
Jan 2000
Mar 20, 2008
 
The Sherwood Ring
4.12
Seventeen-year-old Peggy Grahame’s father sends her to the ancestral home in new York to live with her Uncle Enos, a man she has rarely seen. As he is...more
Jan 2002
Feb 28, 2008
 
Or Give Me Death: A Novel of Patrick Henry's Family
3.75

We seldom consider the cost paid by the families of the men considered heroes. Patrick Henry worked tirelessly to help guide the colony of Virginia as...more
Feb 2008
Feb 28, 2008
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